Plant Based Diet

October 16, 2020

Interview With Ireland’s First Vegan Hospitality Consultant

With interest in plant based eating reaching new levels every week, more and more businesses are looking to capitalize on this emerging field. Venturing into a new market has its pitfalls. In the case of food service, offerings that tick the plant based or vegan boxes can cause confusion for those not in the know.
October 12, 2020

How Many Portions Of Fruit & Vegetables Should I Eat Every Day?

How many portions of fruit and vegetables should I eat every day? This simple question has several conflicting answers, depending on which source one selects for the answer. The most common response is, without question, 5 portions a day. For so long, this catchy phrase (1 of your 5 a day) has been the go-to rule of thumb for dietary fruit and vegetable intake. Originally conceptualized in 1988 as part of a campaign in California, the aim of the slogan was to kickstart healthy eating by offering consumers an instantly understandable rule of thumb to help achieve the goal of 400g of plant intake each day, made up of 5 x 80g servings.
October 3, 2020
Ireland Vegan

The Rise Of Plant Based Eating In Ireland

Ireland, a country which boasts meat and dairy as its two main agricultural exports, has seen a steady rise in the popularity of plant based eating and a slow but steady move away from the traditional pint of milk, meat and two veg dietary staples which kept our ancestors fed for generations.
September 6, 2020
Ireland Vegan

Ireland Is Ranked 10th Worldwide In List Of Countries Where Veganism Is Most Popular

Ireland has ranked 10th in the world for countries where veganism interest is highest. The data, compiled by Chef's Pencil, analyzed Google trends over the past 10 years in searches for vegan and plant based recipes. The study found that in Ireland in particular "plant-based cuisine is enjoying an even bigger popularity (than veganism)"
August 4, 2020
Mens Health Joe Wicks

Mens Health Magazine Says Meat Is Not “Man Food”

Men's Health, the world's largest men's health publication, made the statement in its July 2020 issue of the magazine, examines the idea in an article entitled "We Need to Get Over the Idea of "Man Food".
June 25, 2020

Plant Based Deliveroo Food Orders Surge 187% During Lockdown

Food delivery service Deliveroo has revealed that during the lockdown period of Covid 19 orders of plant based and vegan options increased 187%, with users in Dublin being the biggest consumers of plant based options, followed by Cork.
June 10, 2020

Kerry Group Expands Plant Based Range In Response To Consumer Demand

Kerry Group is looking to capitalize on the consumer demand shift to plant based and meat free alternatives with its new "Radical" range. The company, despite being a juggernaut of the Irish meat and dairy industry, is steadily increasing its alternative meat and dairy offerings, which use a variety of non-animal proteins including pea, rice, and sunflower.
June 4, 2020

Novak Djokovic Details Benefits Of Plant Based Diet

Novak Djokovic has talked openly on how his switch to a plant based diet in 2007 rejuvenated his career.
June 3, 2020

Plant Based Athletes Outperform Omnivores In Endurance Study

A study conducted at l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) found that plant-based athletes outperformed omnivores in endurance tests, which the researchers say could be due to the higher carbohydrate intake
June 2, 2020
Plant Based Vs Vegan

As Vegan Food Options Increase, Consumers Must Educate Themselves To Make Healthy Choices

The Recent Boom In Heavily Processed Vegan Foods Is Not Healthy, and consumers must educate themselves on the difference between a plant based and vegan diet
May 22, 2020

“Thanks Plants” Launch Irish Plant Based Sausages

The Irish Alternative Meat Start Up Is Available in SuperValu Stores From Today, selling three flavours of plant based sausages: Sundried Tomato & Herb, Apple & Sage, and Frankfurter.
May 21, 2020
Plant Based Vegan Diet

European Union Promotes Shift To Plant Based Diet

The EU published its new Farm To Fork & Biodiversity strategies yesterday, which explicitly stated the need for member countries to shift to a "More plant-based diet" for both environmental and health reasons